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Monday, October 24, 2011

A few of my blocks…..

Hi everyone and how awesome that you all want to be a part of this blog to spur you on with your own blocks. Welcome aboard and welcome to those who are following the blog too. Maybe down the track when time permits and the urge just is too great you too will start a Dear Jane quilt.

I am not too sure that each time we put up the words Dear Jane that we should put the little ® after them. I think its a registered name, so perhaps we do. Does anyone know?

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Wow…..you girls are doing some amazing blocks! So neat and perfect!

I am finding that with each one that I do, I do it just that bit better than the last block. I keep telling myself that once they are all put together and quilted the few mistakes I have made wont show up. Well that's my theory anyway. hehehe

I just want to show you some of the blocks I have done. I am using fabric colours as close a match to Jane’s blocks and using a nice off white calico for the background fabric.

Pinwheel Gone Awry       One - Two Buckle My Shoe

A-1                                     A-2

Hunter's Moon      Courtney's Stethoscope

A-3                        A-4

I am doing my blocks in the rows. Starting with A row and will go down the rows. I try not to avoid any blocks because they look difficult to do and if I do I come back to them the next time.

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I have the Dear Jane ® book and rulers

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which is great for reference and seeing the actual blocks.

I have also got the Dear Jane quilt software to help me with these blocks which is really good as you can print out each block to the exact size and no tracing!

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You can get it from The Electric Quilt Company or various other places. Just do a google search. It’s very handy. I will talk about some of the features of this a bit later.

Happy DJ sewing and hugs to all……

vickinametag2

3 comments:

Ruth said...

OMGosh! I LOVE your work, I aspire to learn to be as good a piecer as you and I absolutely love your fabric choices!

The DJ software is a huge help, especially if one would like to create larger sized blocks or try different settings.

I'm going to truly enjoy this journey with you as well as everyone else. Well Done! :-)

LynCC said...

Yep, the software is quite helpful. I print things out all the time for foundation piecing or templates. I like the My Chart feature on it, too. And those rulers!! Must-haves. :D

Pip said...

I have the software also, I don't think I would have finished my blocks and triangles so quickly without it.